Taos Pueblo, Tuah-Tah

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Southwest Indian Taos Pueblo Pottery and Fine Art

When James Stevenson collected pottery for the Smithsonian in 1880, he commented that pottery making was practically extinct.  Although there are potters today still making pieces for sale to collectors, there is no general production for pueblo household use.

Taos pottery is made of clay rich in mica, thus requiring no additional tempering agent.  The classification of  Taos pottery is Taos Micaceous and it dates back to the mid-1500s. Many notable painters have emerged from Taos Pueblo as well.